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The Germans Better get Busy…

The Greeks still need to Get Paid for Nothing.

The is an amazing day for all of us who cannot understand why a serious conversation about subsidizing the idle is always ignored.

It is the beginning…

(And for God’s sake give Scotland what they wish for, their Independence… then hold them to it.  The Scot’s are not interested in Learning Mandarin, or for that matter Russian, and someone will have to help them defend the keep.)


Throwing a Life Line to the EU…

OK…

Time to get out your tin foil hats.  Push them firmly down on your head and grab a drink.

Ready?

Let’s Go!

Let’s suppose for a moment that roughly 20-years ago, when the idea of the European Union was still young, the support it won from the ‘Educated’ Leftists world over was due to their full knowledge it was Doomed to Fail.

Your hat still on?

Now that the EU is, in fact, Failing…

Let’s suppose that the very ‘Educated’ Leftists world over who supported the EU twenty tears ago DO NOT WANT TO SAVE IT because it’s Failure was the desired outcome.

Marx stated that Capitalism must collapse and Marxism/Socialism/Democracy/Progressive Leftist Liberal ideology would rise from the ashes by default.

European Leftists believe Social Democracies to be “Capitalist”.  The EU is a collection of Social Democracies.

Drunk yet?

Let’s combine this with my belief that the latest Trade Agreement which our politicians seem determined to shove down our throats, just like Obama Care, is actually a lifeline for our Socialist Friends over in the EU.

If I’m correct, then this explains why our homegrown ‘Educated’ Leftists also do not support the passage of this Super Secret Trade Legislation.  They, with their Fellow Travelers across the pond, want the EU to collapse because they believe that it will result is a Massive Win for Socialism/Marxism.

OK… if you haven’t passed out yet, you can take your hat off.

For the record, I also oppose the Trade Act.  But I haven’t read it… and neither have any of our supposed representatives who are trying to convince us it MUST BE PASSED.  My default position on all things I have not read is not to agree to it.  Pretty simple.  I should also state that I do not believe that the obvious outcome of the collapse of Western Socialist Democracies (calling them Capitalism does not make them Caitlyn Jenner) is finally the rise of the ‘right kind of’ Communism. The Social Democracies world over deserve to fail because of their predictably inane ideas.  The idea U.S. tax dollars should go to save them from their fate is outrageous.

In the end, I refuse to continue to be a Subject of Socialists…

But it seems that too many of our elected officials see our ‘friends’ across the pond as allies… instead of ideologically challenged associates.  This issue is the perfect light in which to view those who we support.

In fact, any one of those who are supposed to be representing us who ask us to support the Super Secret Trade Legislation which neither they nor anyone else has read should be drummed out of politics altogether.

(As a note:  Mr. Ryan… you have not read this Act.  So STFU.)

You want our support?

Make the Trade Legislation Public.

Allow Us to Read the Trade Legislation.  You MUST Read it… because IT’S YOUR JOB.

Allow all of Us to Discuss the Trade Legislation.

Then do what we ask you to… unless it’s in conflict with the Constitution.

I know this would change the current, and clearly comfortable, paradigm of “You’re all too stupid to know what we’re doing.” Gruber Government.  But that’s the “Change” we demand.  And WE get to Demand things here in America… Or at least we used to.

 


EU on the Rocks…

So… here we are again.

The Epic Failure of Socialism is being laid out on the world stage for all to see.

This time it’s the EU.

Let me line this out in the simplest terms;

The guy who is working and doing well for himself (Germany) is not interested in continuing to support the guys that are not working and don’t take care of themselves (Greece and Spain… soon Portugal followed by the rest of the group sooner than later.).

There you go.  That’s it.  And it’s always that simple.

Granted all are Socialist, and all consider themselves the smartest countries (people) in the room (world)… but isn’t that also how it always is?

Even Socialists don’t like Socialism when it comes right down to it… they just use the idea to stay in power.

How many times must we (U.S.) experience the first hand failure of Socialist ideas? We personally suffer from bankrupt brilliance such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.  We watch the total collapse of the workers paradise in the Soviet Union and Cuba… we see China moving as quickly as possible (possible meaning just fast enough for those in power to stay in power) and yet we double down on our current march to progressive utopia.

The reason we keep reliving this scenario is because the self assessed smartest people in the room do not like Individual Liberty, Capitalism, and the Free-Market that sustains both of them.  The reason they don’t like the above is that it doesn’t require their input… only their participation on their own behalf.

When President Bush was asked what the American people can do to rally themselves after the 9/11 attacks he said “Go shopping.”  There, of course, was laughter from the Left.  Then a shaking of their collective heads regarding how “stupid” or President was.  But this reaction was predictable, there is far more to this statement than any Liberal can comprehend… because they cannot envision a society that doesn’t need to be planned by them.  They have been taught that Adam Smith “created” free exchange rather than simply observing it as a state of nature. (The default state of economics)  Economic activity was exactly what we needed and it was exactly the way the common citizen could participate in fighting those who wished to destroy our way of life.  With not a small dose of ironic laughter… isn’t it funny that the current administration is chasing that very same desire,  that we all go shopping?

So, here we are again.  We will all be treated to front row seats to the total meltdown of European Socialism… live.  Hopefully some on this side of the pond will learn, finally, that Socialism sucks… the life out of everyone and everything.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking Leftists will go away anytime soon however, because those in control don’t easily leave the stage.  Like I just said, they can’t imagine a world that doesn’t need them planning it.

There is one benefit to all of this…

French wine should get cheaper before it’s all over.

(Originally Posted 053112)


Spying on Other Countries!

This cannot stand!

We must be outraged!

At least according to Diane Feinstein.

“With respect to NSA collection of intelligence on leaders of U.S. allies — including France, Spain, Mexico and Germany – let me state unequivocally: I am totally opposed.” -Sen. Diane Feinstein D-CA

In regard to the NSA’s Domestic Spying program affecting 330,000,000 Americans the Senator is silent.  Well actually not silent so much as a proponent.

So one must discern in her mind it is out of bounds to collect intelligence from Socialists around the Globe as well as on our borders, but clearly acceptable for the U.S. Government to do so from million’s of innocent Americans.

I wonder what label she would give her preferred flavor of governing theory?

I’ve long held that these people will tell you what they think if you’re willing to listen.

France… OFF LIMITS!

You… Fair Game.


Why Cyprus Kinda Matters…

There is a cooking process that is required to create the perfect Creme Anglaise.
While Stalin’s Omelet recipe requires “breaking some eggs…”
Soros’ Creme Anglaise recipe requires “tempering” them.

(George’s recipe is more delicate and sophisticated.  We should expect nothing less from a Socialist graduate of the London School of Economics.  By the way, Soros is a horrible man.  The more you learn about this guy, the creepier and more dangerous he appears.  I recommend looking for yourself.)

He knows, If you heat your eggs too quickly… they scramble.

And, That’s Bad.

You have to bring the mixture “to temperature slowly” to attain the perfect texture.

Cyprus is the first part of that process.  They are the egg yolks brought just to the point of boiling, separate from the whole.  Then slowly mixed back in…

They are a very small, isolated, portion of the EU… the “only people hurt” will be a select few citizens of Cyprus and a reasonably large block of “Rich Russians” who are already being positioned as criminals.  They might be criminals, but why is that important?  These two factors are important because we don’t want to scramble these eggs before we add them into the rest of the Euro Zone.  Nobody likes “Rich Russian Criminals” and there are too few Rich Cyprus Citizens to get angry… besides, they’re “Rich”… we all hate the “Rich” people right?  Make no mistake, this is a gentle business.  Once you scramble the eggs you can’t un-scramble them, so finesse is required.  But the Socialists have proven it can be done.  (Which I’ll explain shortly.)

The rest of the Euro Zone is the mixture that needs to accept the hot egg mixture and be brought to temperature.  In other words, they must be OK with the idea that the International Monetary Fund can seize the property of those who live in the zone.  For that matter, it must be perceived by a majority that it is “OK” to seize the property of those who simply have DEPOSITS in BANKS within the zone.

This is the perfect custard that Soro’s seeks.

Cyprus must be brought right up to the boiling point without going too far.  Then they must be slowing added “back into” the rest of the Euro Zone… which prepares the rest of the Zone for what’s next.

And what’s next is Italy, Spain, Portugal etc.

This is why the Germans are losing it right now.  They have propped up the Zone and see what is headed their direction.  (Just a note: These are the types of things that lead to war.)

But is Cyprus a big deal to those of us in the United States?

Well, the short answer is, aside from the possibility of that war thing, No.  No it’s not a big thing… because it has already happened here and we all seem to be OK with it.

In fact, it has happened in two different ways.

First, the U.S. population appears to be “fine” with the idea that the Government can Nationalize a Privately Owned Auto Manufacturer in the name of “the general welfare” clause, “general” in this case meaning their biggest donors.  I might have to remind some of you that the U.S. Government went “Full Socialist” by wiping out the owners (Bond Holders) of General Motors in favor of keeping the Unions alive.  It was nothing short of Communism on Display.  Period.  And, you’re good with it.  (Don’t argue with me… you’re good with it.  Are you talking about it?  Do you hear anything about it anymore?  Did you go buy a new Camaro?  That’s what I thought… you’re good with it.  So stop complaining and keep giving Socialism a big wet sloppy kiss.)

Second, the U.S. Population appears to be “fine” with the Government “printing” as much money as it sees fit.  In other words, simply creating money out of thin air.  Magically.  And by doing so, devaluing your savings in proportion.  The Euro Zone cannot do this… trust me, if they could they would be… like crazy.

Wait!  What did he just write?  Devaluing MY savings!?

Yes… just like in Cyprus.  Surprise!  Devaluing and Seizing are the same thing… save devaluing is just complicated enough for you not to fully understand what’s happening.

Every dollar The Fed prints devalues a dollar you saved.  When the Federal Government issues another series of Quantitative Easing (QE) adding 30% to the existing money supply it takes your dollar which was worth 100 pennies and makes it worth 70 pennies.  And this doesn’t just effect the “Rich Russian Oligarchs”… it effects every man, woman and child in this country, and anyone else who has deposits here – or owns “a dollar”.  Cyprus in Nothin’!  Our Fed has done it to not just us, but to the Whole World!

So Cyprus doesn’t matter because they have already been doing it to us and we are still sitting around smiling with our thumbs up our Collective Samovars.  And the way the Socialists see it, as long as our Animal Spirits don’t wake up to the fact that our property is being seized right out from underneath us, or if they do and we don’t care, then everything is good.

In the end, Cypress only Kinda matters…

Whether we like it or not, we’re all about to get Creme’d.  The Writing is on the Menu.

Instead of Cognac, try Tequila in your Creme Anglaise… actually that would probably make it Crema Mexicano, but it works really nicely.  That is, when I have any tequila left… which is Kinda Silly.

(I’m also fully aware that Robespierre, Lenin and Stalin have been attributed to the “Break a few eggs…” quote.  While I prefer Tovarisch Stalin… you can choose. I’m good with any one of them.)